McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research

From STEM to space: Richland One Challenger Learning Center celebrates 20 years

Three ninth-grade students from W.J. Keenan High School have completed an experiment that has been chosen to be performed on the International Space Station later this year. The students test how cornstarch and water react in a weightless environment that’s similar to space. It’s an experiment that studies microgravity and tests how starch particles, which are found in plants, move…

Boeing to invest millions of dollars in research partnership with USC

The world’s largest aerospace company is investing up to $5 million in a partnership with the University of South Carolina for research projects designed to develop new technology. Boeing Chief Technology Officer John Tracy speaks at Thursday’s announcement of the company’s partnership with the University of South Carolina. (photo by Allen Wallace)Boeing will provide funding for up to two dozen research projects at…